Adding a Hyper-V server

When a Hyper-V server is added to IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus, an inventory of the server is captured, enabling you to complete backup and restore jobs, as well as run reports.

Before you begin

Note the following considerations and procedures before adding a Hyper-V server to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus:
  • Hyper-V servers can be registered using a DNS name or IP address. DNS names must be resolvable by IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. If the Hyper-V server is part of a cluster, all nodes in the cluster must be resolvable through DNS. If DNS is not available, the server must be added to the /etc/hosts file on the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus appliance. If more than one Hyper-V server is set up in a cluster environment, all of the servers must be added to/etc/hosts. When registering the cluster in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, register the Failover Cluster Manager.

  • All Hyper-V servers, including cluster nodes, must have the Microsoft iSCSI initiator Service running in their Services list. Set the service to Automatic so that it is available when the machine boots.
  • Add the user to the local administrator group on the Hyper-V server.


To add a Hyper-V server, complete the following steps:

  1. In the navigation panel, click Manage Protection > Virtualized Systems > Hyper-V.
  2. Click Manage Hyper-V Server.
  3. Click Add Hyper-V Server.
  4. Populate the fields in the Server Properties pane:
    Enter the resolvable IP address or a resolvable path and machine name.
    Use existing user
    Enable to select a previously entered user name and password for the server.
    Enter your user name for the server.
    Enter your password for the server.
    Enter the communications port of the server you are adding. The typical default port is 5985.
    Select the Use TLS check box to enable an encrypted Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection.
    If you do not select Use TLS, you must complete additional steps on the Hyper-V server. See Enabling WinRM for connection to Hyper-V servers.
  5. In the Options section, configure the following option:
    Maximum number of VMs to process concurrently per Hyper-V server
    Set the maximum number of concurrent virtual machine snapshots to process on the Hyper-V server.
  6. Click Save. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus confirms a network connection, adds the server to the database, and then catalogs the server.
    If a message appears indicating that the connection is unsuccessful, review your entries. If your entries are correct and the connection is unsuccessful, contact a system administrator to review the connections.

What to do next

After you add the Hyper-V server, complete the following action:
Action How to
Assign user permissions to the hypervisor. See Creating a role.